Stephany Journey

Stephany Journey

Owner/Director

Stephany is the owner and director at A Little Journey Montessori School. Stephany is a MACTE accredited Montessori teacher and has nearly a decade of experience working with children in a Montessori setting. She also has a Bachelor's degree from Montana State University and is pursuing her master's in Early Childhood Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. Stephany always knew she wanted to work with young children, but finding your passion doesn't always come easy. It was with Stephany's enthusiasm for teaching young children that inspired her to open A Little Journey Montessori School. It is her commitment to help families that need excellence in education, quality childcare and a place for working families to bring their children that they feel comfortable with. She created a space for children 6 years old and younger in order to assist families with more than one child and allow them the convenience of having their children together in one space.

Primary Teachers

Miss Elaina

Miss Elaina

Hello, my name is Elaina! I am a Montana State University graduate with a degree in English Teaching. I have worked for Stephany in the past and I am excited to be back working with young children. I am the Primary Lead Teacher and I have been working with children for over 5 years now and I absolutely love teaching. Outside of school I love to ski, bike, backpack, and just be outside!

Miss Casey

Miss Casey

Hello! My name is Casey and I am a lead teacher in the primary classroom. I graduated from Minnesota State University in 2017 where I earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology and minored in Child Development. I have worked with children for almost 10 years and I love watching them grow and find their own unique personalities! Outside of work, I enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time with my fiancé and our golden retriever!

Miss Grace

Miss Grace

Hey everyone! My name is Grace and I am from Spring Creek, a small town in Nevada! I grew up dancing, running cross country and track. I am currently studying early childhood education with a dual degree in special needs through Western Governors University. I love volunteering and advocating for grief awareness within the schools and community. When at LJMS you will find in the Primary classroom as the assistant teacher. In my free time I love playing any kind of sport, traveling, teaching dance, and being with my friends!

Pre-Primary Teachers

Miss Lexi

Miss Lexi

Hello! My name is Lexi and I graduated from MSU in 2020 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and P-3 services. I am a co-lead teacher in the pre-primary classroom, and the toddlers hold a special place in my heart! It has been so rewarding watching the kids learn and develop each day. Outside of work I enjoy reading, golfing, and hiking. I am also currently planning my wedding which is happening in 2023.

Nido Teachers

Miss Kate

Miss Kate

Hello! My name is Kate! I am from Minnesota but I moved to Montana in June of 2022. I work full time as a lead in the nido room. My favorite part about this age group is watching them grow and forming such unique personalities. Outside of work I enjoy being outdoors fishing, and swimming as well as going on mini adventures with friends.

Miss Piper

Miss Piper

Hi! I'm Piper, and I'm originally from Wisconsin. I'm studying elementary education and special education at Montana State University. I enjoy working with the pre-primary kids and getting to know their unique personalities. I also like to help out in the primary classroom and nido room. I love watching them learn and grow every day. When I'm not busy with school or work, I like to have fun outdoors by skiing, hiking, camping, and biking.

Miss Kendall

Miss Kendall

Hello! My name is Kendall and I will be graduating this fall from MSU earning my Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a Criminology concentration. I have been a teacher at LJMS for almost 2 months now. I am originally from Washington state but I have called Bozeman my home for about 6 years now. I enjoy working with all age groups but primarily work in the Nido classroom. I love getting to know all the children and their different personalities. I grew up riding horses competitively in three-day eventing and one day hope to have another horse of my own! Currently, in my free time, I like to read, bake, hike, and hangout with my friends!

Assistant Teachers

Miss Belle

Miss Belle

Hello, my name is Belle! I am currently attending Montana State University and I am studying Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Ed. I mainly work in the pre-primary classroom, which is filled with lots of positive energy, which is just one of the reasons why I love working with that age group! I am originally from Virginia but moved to Montana to explore my love of the outdoors more. In my free time I love to go on hikes, kayak, camp, and hopefully learn to ski this year!

Miss Taycee

Miss Taycee

Hi my name is Taycee! I am currently a sophomore at Montana State University studying Business Management. I am originally from Billings, so not too far from home! I started working in the infant room this summer and have loved every second of it. I enjoy caring for the babies and watching them grow. I have always loved kids and have been working in childcare for about 2 years now. In my free time, I love spending time with my friends and family.